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35 Best Party Dip Recipes


Throwing a party? You need some easy dip recipes in your back pocket! Find our 35 best below. They include spinach artichoke dip, guacamole, and more!

Every year, I take the Super Bowl as an opportunity to make some of my favorite dip recipes. I’ve never been a huge football fan, but if turning on the big game means that I can munch on spinach artichoke dip or guacamole, I am 100% in. Pass the chips!

In case you’re also making snacks for a Super Bowl party this year, I’ve rounded up my 35 best dip recipes below. They include creamy, cheesy dips, epic bean dips, fresh salsas, homemade hummus, and more. Whichever one you pick, I promise, it’ll be a hit! These dip recipes are fun and flavorful. You and your guests will love them!

Creamy, Cheesy Dip Recipes

Every time I make one of these dip recipes for a party, I end up with an empty bowl (or skillet!) at the end of the night. They’re rich, tangy, and delectably creamy. Cheese lovers, get excited!

spinach artichoke dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip
This recipe tastes just like a traditional spinach dip. It’s rich, cheesy, and full of briny artichoke flavor. But instead of using cream cheese, mayo, or sour cream, I make the creamy base with a secret ingredient…cauliflower!

Best dip recipes - Jalapeño popper dip

Jalapeño Popper Dip
Everyone’s favorite finger food, but in dip form!

Corn dip recipe

Corn Dip
This dip has a fantastic bright and spicy flavor, but what really makes it special is its texture. Crisp, juicy corn kernels play off a creamy combo of mayo and Greek yogurt. Delicious!

Whipped feta

Whipped Feta Dip
For a surprising sweet and savory contrast, top this dip with a swirl of honey and a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds. Serve with pita!

More Creamy Dip Recipes…that happen to be dairy-free!

You don’t have to be vegan to fall for these vegan dip recipes. They’re just as rich, creamy, and flavorful as the dairy-based dips above, but a superstar plant-based ingredient–cashews!–creates their luscious texture. Serve one at the big game or your next party, and everyone will ask for the recipe!

French onion dip recipe

French Onion Dip
Silky caramelized onions pack this dip with AMAZING savory, umami flavor.

Vegan queso dip recipe

Vegan Cheese
My plant-based riff on a classic queso dip! Made with sweet potatoes, cashews, and nutritional yeast, it’s out-of-this world creamy, and its cheddar cheese-like flavor is absolutely addictive. Even devout cheese lovers (aka Jack) can’t get enough of it!

Best dip recipes - vegan ranch dressing

Vegan Ranch Dip
It delivers everything you love about classic ranch (creamy! tangy!), but it’s totally dairy-free. Scoop it up with carrot sticks, celery, or spicy buffalo cauliflower!

Really Great Guacamole

Is it really a party without it?

Best guacamole

Best Guacamole
Jalapeños and lots of lime add a zesty, spicy kick to this version of the classic party dip.

4 Delicious Bean Dip Recipes

Is it just me, or is bean dip seriously underrated? Everyone’s crazy for spinach artichoke dip, hummus, and guac, but if you do bean dip right, it’s equally delicious. These four dip recipes prove it!

Easy bean dip recipe

Best Bean Dip
One of my all-time favorite dip recipes! This humble-yet-delicious dip is zesty, smooth, and creamy. It goes QUICK, so you might want to double it!

Easy dip recipes - Cowboy caviar

Cowboy Caviar
This is a perfect dip to serve at parties because it’s actually better if you make it ahead! Just wait to add the avocado until right before you eat.

Vegan Seven Layer Dip recipe

Vegan Seven Layer Dip
A plant-based spin on my mom’s famous taco dip! It starts with a base of creamy refried beans, followed by kale guacamole, cashew sour cream, spiced-up quinoa, and loads of fresh garnishes. Serve it with tortilla chips–they offer a fantastic crunchy contrast to all those creamy layers.

White bean dip recipe

White Bean Dip
Pulse in fresh basil or rosemary for an herbaceous twist on this simple dip.

Salsas to Swear By

Skip the jarred stuff! These homemade salsas are easy to make, and they’re fresher and more flavorful than any kind you can find at the store.

Easy homemade salsa

Homemade Salsa
You only need 10 ingredients and 10 minutes to make a batch of this refreshing salsa!

Tomatillo Salsa Recipe

Tomatillo Salsa Verde
Roasted tomatillos and lots of lime juice add zing to this homemade salsa verde.

Pico de gallo recipe

Pico de Gallo
Don’t feel like breaking out the food processor? Mix up this salsa fresca by hand!

Best dip recipes - easy mango salsa

Mango Salsa
You can’t go wrong with making this mango salsa recipe as written, but it’s also a great one to change up! Try adding diced red peppers for crunch, or stir in cooked black beans for a heartier dip.

corn salsa recipe

Corn Salsa
Fresh corn kernels give this simple salsa a wonderful crunchy texture.

Best dip recipes - Avocado salsa

Avocado Salsa
This recipe is kinda like a mashup of mango salsa and guac, so it should come as no surprise that it’s a HUGE crowd pleaser.

Easy peach salsa

Peach Salsa
Look for me in August, and you’ll probably find me mixing up a batch of this fruity salsa. The peaches make it incredibly juicy and sweet. If I have any left over after a party or gathering, I pile it onto a rice bowl the next day!

Easy dip recipes - pineapple salsa

Pineapple Salsa
This salsa is another of my favorite dip recipes to make ahead. It’s especially delicious after the sweet, sharp, bright, and spicy flavors have a chance to mix and mingle in the fridge.

Pass The Pita!

Big hummus fan? These easy dip recipes are for you!

Homemade Hummus recipe

BEST Hummus
Creamy, nutty, and bright with lemon, this luscious hummus is a hit at any gathering. But don’t just save it for special occasions! I like to keep it on hand for everyday snacking too.

Easy dip recipes - Baba ganoush

Baba Ganoush
Charred eggplant gives this Mediterranean dip its signature silky texture and smoky flavor. It’s so good that I often forget to transfer it to a serving bowl. I eat it straight out of the food processor instead!

Best dip recipes - Muhammara

This Syrian red pepper spread is sweet, sour, and slightly spicy. Serve it on its own, with pita for dipping, or add it to a mezze platter.

Beet Hummus recipe

Beet Hummus
Want to add a pop of color to your party appetizer spread? This electric pink hummus will do it!

Curried red lentil dip recipe

Red Lentil Hummus
Red lentils step in for the traditional chickpeas in this curry-spiced riff on hummus. It’s packed with protein and bright, bold flavor!

Fresh, Herb-Flecked Dip Recipes

I use fresh herbs in almost every dip I make, but the dip recipes in this section really put them front and center. The herbs make these dips intensely flavorful and fresh. Any of them would be a fantastic addition to a party appetizer spread!

Easy dip recipes - Tzatziki

Though tzatziki pairs beautifully with pita, veggies, and more, my favorite way to serve it is with pita chips. I love the salty crunch of the chips against the creamy, cooling dip!

Best dip recipes - Green goddess dressing

Green Goddess Dressing
You can make this fragrant dressing with any medley of soft, leafy herbs you love. Parsley? Tarragon? Basil? Cilantro? Chives? They’re all fair game!

Avocado dip recipe

Creamy Avocado Dip
The combination of garlic, dill, and fresh lemon juice gives this creamy dip definite ranch vibes. I love it with crackers and veggies for dipping!

Olive tapenade

Olive Tapenade
Fresh basil cuts the richness of this briny olive tapenade. Serve it on a cheese board alongside crostini or baguette slices.

All About Aioli

…which is really just code for mayo. These rich, creamy sauces are incredible dips for crispy, crunchy finger foods like French fries, onion rings, and more.

Remoulade sauce

Remoulade Sauce
My dip of choice for air fryer fried pickles! It’s rich and tangy, with a spicy kick.

Tartar sauce

Tartar Sauce
It has a reputation as a classic dip for fish, but it goes well with so much more. Serve it alongside fries, crispy cauliflower, or even plain old potato chips.

Best dip recipes - chipotle sauce

Chipotle Sauce
Readers say that this chipotle sauce makes everything taste better, and I completely agree! I especially love it with oven-baked sweet potato fries.

Chipotle ranch dressing

Chipotle Ranch Dressing
Can’t pick between chipotle sauce and ranch? You don’t have to! This savory, spicy sauce delivers the best of both worlds.

Easy dip recipes - Spicy mayo

Spicy Mayo
Once you realize how easy it is to make this 4-ingredient dipping sauce, you’ll always have it handy in your fridge. Creamy, spicy, and bright, it goes great with everything from French fries to sushi.

dip recipes

Best Dip Recipes: Jalapeño Popper Dip

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 30 mins

Serves 8

  • 3 jalapeño peppers, 2 left whole, 1 sliced in half crosswise
  • 1 garlic clove, unpeeled
  • cups thick whole milk Greek yogurt*
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, plus more for sprinkling
  • Heaping ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • ½ cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • Chopped chives, for garnish
  • Tortilla chips, for serving
  • Preheat the oven broiler and line a baking sheet with foil. Place the 2 whole jalapeños and 1 of the jalapeño halves on the baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Wrap the garlic clove in a piece of foil with a drizzle of olive oil and place on the baking sheet. Broil for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the jalapeños are soft and blistering.

  • Remove from the oven and set aside to cool. When the jalapeños are cool to the touch, use your hands (wearing gloves, if desired) to peel and remove the loose skin. Slice the peppers in half and remove the seeds and membranes. Finely chop the peppers. Remove the garlic from its papers and use the back of a chef’s knife to mash it into a paste.

  • In a medium bowl, stir together the yogurt, onion powder, salt, smoked paprika, garlic, and roasted jalapeños.

  • In a small bowl, toss the panko with the olive oil. Transfer the yogurt mixture to a small skillet or baking dish, top with the cheese, and sprinkle with the panko. Broil for 1 to 5 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown. The timing will depend on your broiler.

  • Remove from the oven. Thinly slice the remaining jalapeño half and sprinkle the slices over the dip. Top with chives and serve with tortilla chips.


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